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AstraZeneca 'not worth risk' for healthy young; Regulator concedes that jab may cause very rare, yet deadly, blood clotting condition, and under-30s should be offered alternative vaccines instead

Apr 08, 2021 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

IT WAS the press conference that nobody wanted to give.

After weeks of poring over case reports of blood clots in people who had the AstraZeneca vaccine, the medicines regulator was finally forced to concede that it was possible the jab was causing a rare, yet deadly, brain condition.

Both the Department of Health and the Medicines and Healthcare products Agency (MHRA) had been at pains to downplay any causal link, in case it increased vaccine hesitancy and put off younger people fro...